List of political parties in Cambodia

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This article lists political parties in Cambodia. Cambodia is a one party dominant state with the Cambodian People's Party in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Political parties[edit]

Currently represented in Parliament[edit]

Name Leader Ideology Senate National Assembly
Cambodian People's Party
គណបក្សប្រជាជនកម្ពុជា
Hun Sen Non-ideological
46 / 57
68 / 123
Cambodian National Rescue Party
គណបក្សសង្រ្គោះជាតិ
Sam Rainsy Liberal democracy
11 / 57
55 / 123

Minor parties[edit]

Name Leader Created
Cambodian Democratic Society
គណបក្សសង្គមប្រជាធិបតេកម្ពុជា
Thorng Sovannara
2008
Cambodian Nationality Party
គណបក្សសញ្ជាតិកម្ពុជា
Seng Sokheng
2012
Democratic Republic Party
គណបក្សសាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាធិបតេ
Sovan Panhchakseila
2012
FUNCINPEC
គណបក្ស ហ្វ៊ុនស៊ិនប៉ិច
Norodom Arunrasmey
1978
Khmer Anti-Poverty Party Daran Kravanh
2012
Khmer Economic Development Party
គណបក្សអភិវឌ្ឍន៍សេដ្ឋកិច្ច
Huon Chamroeun
2012
Khmer Democratic Party
គណបក្សប្រជាធិបតេយ្យខ្មែរ
Uk Phourik
1998
Khmer National Party of Cambodia
គណបក្សជាតិនៃកម្ពុជា
Sum Sitha
2004
Khmer Republican Party
គណបក្សសាធារណរដ្ឋកម្ពុជា
Lon Rith
2006
League for Democracy Party
គណបក្សសម្ព័ន្ធដើម្បីប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ
Khem Veasna
2006
Society of Justice Party
សង្គមយុត្តិធម៌
Ban Sophal
2006
United People of Cambodia
សហរដ្ឋប្រជាជននៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជា
Sarath Oeurn
2003

Historical parties[edit]

Name Leader Dissolved Notes
Democratic Party Norodom Phurissara 1957 Ruling party from 1946 to 1955.
Khmer Renovation Party (Khmer Renewal) Sisowath Monipong 1955 Merged with Sangkum Reastr Niyum.
United Issarak Front Son Ngoc Minh 1954
Khmer Serei (Free Khmer) Son Ngoc Thanh 1976 Merged into the Khmer People's National Liberation Front.
Liberal Party Norodom Norindeth 1955 The first Cambodian political party.
Nationalist Party Norodom Ranariddh 2012
Pracheachon (People's Association) Keo Meas, Non Suon, and Penn Yuth 1972
Progressive Democrats Norodom Montana 1955
Republican Party Sisowath Sirik Matak 1975
Sangkum Reastr Niyum (Popular Socialist Community) Norodom Sihanouk 1970 Ruling party from 1955 to 1970.
Social Republican Party Lon Nol 1975

Defunct parties[edit]

Name Leader Created
Alliance of the National Community Khieu Rada
1997
Cambodian National Sustaining Party Pen Sovann
1998
Cambodian National Unity Party Khieu Samphan and Son Sen
1992
Communist Party of Kampuchea Pol Pot
1951
Democratic National Union Movement Ieng Sary
1996
Human Rights Party Kem Sokha
2007
Khmer Improvement Party Lev An
1997
Khmer Loves Khmer Party Hienh Theo
2008
Khmer Front Party Suth Dina
2003
Khmer National Solidarity Party Khieu Samphan
1997
Khmer Neutral Party Bou Hel and Ty Chhin
1993
Nationalist Party Norodom Ranariddh
2006
Party of Democratic Kampuchea Pol Pot
1981
Sam Rainsy Party Sam Rainsy
1995
Union of Cambodian Democrats Sam Rainsy, Norodom Ranariddh, and Son Soubert
1997

See also[edit]